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5 hopefuls in 6th District at Baton Rouge forum

Monday, 20 October 2014 14:12
By KEVIN McGILL Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - At a forum in Baton Rouge, four Republican candidates for Louisiana's 6th Congressional District seat stressed their opposition to President Barack Obama, while boasting of their conservative philosophies; one Democrat - former Gov. Edwin Edwards - emphasized what he called a moderate philosophy. Edwards, businessman Paul Dietzel, state Sen. Dan Claitor, former coastal chief Garret Graves and state Rep. Lenar Whitney attended Monday's forum in…
5 hopefuls in 6th District at Baton Rouge forum - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2
Monday, 20 October 2014 14:12
By KEVIN McGILL Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - At a forum in Baton Rouge, four Republican candidates for Louisiana's 6th Congressional District seat stressed their opposition to President Barack Obama, while boasting of their conservative philosophies; one Democrat - former Gov. Edwin Edwards - emphasized what he called a moderate philosophy. Edwards, businessman Paul Dietzel, state Sen. Dan Claitor, former coastal chief Garret Graves and state Rep. Lenar Whitney attended Monday's forum in…
In a Louisiana Race for Congress, Edwin Edwards Can’t Wait
Friday, 17 October 2014 15:08
By Jeffrey Sparshott @[email protected] @[email protected] Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards, left, with his wife, Trina Scott EdwardsAssociated Press Edwin Edwards is trying to live up to and live down his reputation. The former congressman, four-term governor and one-time federal inmate is running for Congress in Louisiana’s sixth district, trying to win the wide-open race for a seat held by outgoing Rep. Bill Cassidy, a Republican battling for a job in the Senate. Why Congress? Mr. Edwards…
Capital Journal Afternoon Edition: Obama to Name Ex-Biden Aide Ebola Czar | Independents Shift Senate Races | Edwin ...
Friday, 17 October 2014 14:08
Sign up for the newsletter: http://on.wsj.com/CapitalJournalSignup Editor’s Note: Welcome to the special afternoon edition of the Capital Journal newsletter focusing on the midterms and including other big stories from Washington. It will be published through the midterm election season. Plus, check out a new, sleeker WSJ Capital Journal site with more political news, data, graphics and videos. HighlightsIn a Louisiana Race for Congress, Edwin Edwards Can’t WaitObama to Name Ex-Biden Aide Ebola CzarFed’s Yellen Says…
87-year-old felon wants back in Congress
Thursday, 16 October 2014 20:54
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (CNN) - It's Sunday morning at the New Life Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but the man preaching to the choir is no minister. Republicans are positive they'll win SenateOver 48 million Americans live in povertyReports: Obama authorizes National Guard call-up for EbolaAnn Romney still 'done' with 2016Obama on ISIS: Expect 'long-term campaign'Bill Clinton campaigns in New Hampshire"My God is not finished with me yet," he tells the congregation. The man…
Is this guy too boring for Louisiana?
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 15:13
BATON ROUGE, La. — This state has a rich tradition of colorful political characters, from fiery populist Huey Long to the charismatic but corruptible Edwin Edwards and many, many others in between. This year alone, endangered Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu has gotten attention in the press for her tailgating prowess and dance moves, and a guy known as “the kissing congressman” for an extramarital make-out session caught on camera has a decent shot of getting…
Edwin Edwards, 6th Congressional District candidate: 'I know how to work with people in all walks of life'
Monday, 13 October 2014 11:30
NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune asked all 11 of the candidates running for the 6th Congressional District to fill out a standard questionnaire outlining their background and positions on some key issues. The information below is in the candidates' own words. Some of the profiles may have been edited for space, to fit within a standard word count for all candidates. Any candidates not included did not return the questionnaire by press time. Name: Edwin W.…
Cubs' Epstein: Jackson signing "a mistake''
Friday, 10 October 2014 21:42
President Theo Epstein hasn't been shy about the Chicago Cubs' aggressive pursuit of landing as many as two marquee pitchers this winter through free agency and perhaps trades. But Epstein acknowledged the risks of acquiring pitchers, from the rash of season-ending elbow surgeries to the lack of guarantees that landing top starting pitching would assure a World Series title, as the Oakland Athletics and Detroit Tigers discovered. Theo Epstein ready to 'make a splash' with…
Ex-con ex-Gov. Edwards running for US House seat - House GOP candidate draws outrage for using Foley beheading video ...
Monday, 06 October 2014 22:13
At 87 years old and after serving nearly a decade in prison, former Louisiana governor Edwin Edwards sees nothing unusual about mounting a return to public office. "80 is the new 60," he quips. And besides, Edwards told Fox News, "I like being center stage." ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Edwards has launched what, if successful, would be an epic comeback bid. The former Democratic governor whose corruption case cast a pall over Louisiana's political reputation is running…
Ex-con ex-Gov. Edwards running for US House seat - VIDEO: Ex-con gov tries to make comeback in La. - Full Coverage ...
Monday, 06 October 2014 16:09
At 87 years old and after serving nearly a decade in prison, former Louisiana governor Edwin Edwards sees nothing unusual about mounting a return to public office. "80 is the new 60," he quips. And besides, Edwards told Fox News, "I like being center stage." ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Edwards has launched what, if successful, would be an epic comeback bid. The former Democratic governor whose corruption case cast a pall over Louisiana's political reputation is running…
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